2: Hall Pass…Errr..Run - The reason that the Steelers were able to hold onto the ball as long as they did in the first half was Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown during the first two quarters. He finished with 121 yards on 27 carries.
3: The Play Calling Was A Farse - Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will receive criticism for his play-calling on the game's critical drive. With the ball on the Steelers' two-yard line, Schottenheimer called for two passes and two runs. Schottenheimer had LaDainian Tomlinson run off right guard on fourth-and-two despite 11 Steelers in the box.
4: Sanchez's Big Moment - Mark Sanchez may have come of age in the second half. He led two scoring drives and displayed a veteran's poise against Pittsburgh's pass-rush and secondary. Sanchez threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns.